Rare Holden Costs The Same As Five New Corvettes

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It's an Australian legend.

Australia is seen by most as the country at the bottom-end of our planet. It's hot, there are lots of Kangaroos, and people like to say 'mate' a lot, but what most don't know is that Australia has a rich muscle car history, and Australians are absolutely addicted to speed and power. Case in point is the fact that the country will soon see the introduction of the locally manufactured 1,400-horsepower Giocattolo Marcella. If exclusive hypercars don't appeal, then there's always the option of going for something more old school. Listed on Australian Muscle Car Sales, this 1977 Holden LX Torana A9X would be a dream come true for any Australian motorhead, but it comes at a serious price.

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Australian Muscle Car Sales
Australian Muscle Car Sales
Australian Muscle Car Sales

The Holden name holds a special place in the hearts of many Australians, and this specific car is a certified legend amongst local muscle car fans, comparable to the classic Dodge Charger or Super Bee. This Holden was built to race in legendary Australian motorsport events such as the Bathurst 1000 and Australian Touring Car Championship where it took top honors in 1978 and 1979. Showing only 29,752 km (18,487 miles) on the odometer, this special edition car has been in the possession of its current owner for 28 years, and features its original paint. This number matching Holden has its original 5.0-liter V8 and transmission under the hood and features the factory Rochester carb, air cleaner, intake manifold, headers, and radiator.

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Australian Muscle Car Sales
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Australian Muscle Car Sales

The Torana rolls on the original A9X GMH Rally wheels and Goodyear super steel DR 70 tires. The interior features the sought after parchment interior, and the carpets, console, dashboard, and other interior trimmings are all in good condition. But what makes this sale so unique is the massive price tag: the seller wants 425,000 Australian Dollars ($299,842) for this rare beauty. To put that into perspective, that amount of cash could buy you five brand-new Chevrolet C8 Corvettes. It turns out that heritage costs lots of money.

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